Nasi Kebuli: Middle Eastern Lamb Rice Recipe

Nasi Kebuli - Middle Eastern Lamb Rice

Nasi kebuli or lamb rice is a typical Middle Eastern food that has strong cooking spices. At first glance it does look like fried rice, but both have a very distinctive taste. The taste of Middle Eastern lamb rice is sharper and stronger because this dish is rich in spices and combined with goat meat.

Because the cooking process looks complicated, many people think that nasi kebuli is very difficult to make. Well, for those of you who want to make nasi kebuli at home, no need for you to worry anymore. Follow the easy recipe for making lamb rice below.


  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 60 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serve: 4


  • 1 kg of rice
  • 500 grams of lamb meat
  • 2 liters of hot water
  • 50 grams of raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder
  • 4 cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 5 cinnamons
  • 2 lemongrass
  • 6 shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 segment of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of salt


  1. Boil lamb meat until cooked. Remove and drain. Cut into pieces and set aside.
  2. Heat ghee. Saute onion, garlic, coriander, ground pepper, cumin, ginger and salt until they are fragrant.
  3. Add the lamb meat slices. Stir until all ingredients are evenly mixed with spices and seeped into the meat.
  4. Add rice. Mix well until the rice is warm.
  5. Pour in hot water then cook until the broth starts to sting and soak into the rice.
  6. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, lemongrass, nutmeg, and raisins. Stir well. Reduce the heat and cook until the water is completely absorbed.
  7. Transfer the medium cooked rice to the steamed saucepan. Cook for 20 minutes. Lift.
  8. Nasi kebuli is ready to be served with chips and pickles.

If you have difficulty getting ghee from supermarkets or markets in your area, you can replace it with margarine or olive oil. In addition, if you aren’t fond of lamb meat, you can add beef as an alternative option.

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